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We Should Cocoa – the Blueberry Round-Up

We Should Cocoa | 30th July 2015 | By

Well it seems I was being a bit optimistic about blueberries being ready in our gardens this month, though I have seen British blueberries on sale in the shops. We don’t have blueberries down on the plot, but my mother’s crop still has a way to go before it’s ripe. Luckily, this set back didn’t deter some of you from entering this month’s We Should Cocoa and of course blueberries are pretty much available all around the world at any season these days.

Banana BreadChristening her new oven in her new home, Elizabeth over at The Law Student’s Cookbook made this blueberry and chocolate banana bread, which was reckoned to be the best banana bread ever.

 

Blueberry browniesBlueberry cheesecake is an American classic, so perhaps it’s no surprise that Rebecca from Bake n Quilt brings us this in the form of these delectable blueberry cheesecake brownies.

 

Blueberry SpongeWhite chocolate was a popular pairing with blueberries and Blissfully Scrumptious combines this with lemons, which I find go so well with blueberries, in this blueberry, lemon and white chocolate sponge.

 

 

Apple PikeletsChocolate apple pikelets with blueberry sauce sound just my sort of thing. I’d forgotten about pikelets and about adding grated apple to the batter, so many thanks to Johanna at Green Gourmet Giraffe for reminding me.

 

 

 

 

Vegan blueberry cakesWho knew there was such a thing as blueberry icing sugar? Well Caroline over at Caroline Makes managed to get hold of some and used it in these mini vegan chocolate blueberry cakes.

 

 

Blueberry FlapjacksI had blueberry plans, but realised I wasn’t going to achieve them in time for We Should Cocoa, so I ended up posting a recipe for blueberry and white chocolate flapjacks that I made two years ago. Surely I can’t be the only one who has draft recipes going back years?

 

 

Blueberry SconesI’ve never seen anything quite like these blueberry and white chocolate buttermilk scones, but Ros over at The More Than Occasional Baker has me desperate to try them. The scones are rolled around a filling of blueberries and white chocolate and have a crunchy sugary crust which sounds just too good for words, even though I’m not normally a fan of sweet scones.

 

 

Blueberry Marmalade BrowniesDom over at Belleau Kitchen is getting good at bribing the office with cake. He’d certainly have me in his pocket offering up such goodies as these blueberry and marmalade eat-from-the-fridge brownies. What a fabulous combination and they are apparently “the best brownies ever”.

 

 

Blueberry Streusal CakeSuelle over at Mainly Baking was rather doubtful as to the combination of chocolate and blueberries, but I’m glad to say she didn’t let that put her off as came up with this tasty blueberry streusel cake with chocolate-orange chips.

 

 

Blueberry Chocolate CakeI was really pleased to see this late entry from Lucy aka Baking Queen who made a proper chocolate cake and filled it with blueberries. Her children were delighted and given that she used coconut oil instead of butter, this chocolate, almond and blueberry cake has got to be good.

 

 

Blueberry BunsWho needs cinnamon buns when you can have these chocolate & blueberry cinnamon less buns from Craig over at The Usual Saucepans?

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      Choclette
      30th July 2015

      Thank you for joining in Lucy. The trouble with cooking, I find, is that as soon as you’ve cooked something, it disappears ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Choclette
      30th July 2015

      Thanks Sammie. It’s not an obvious combination, but by all accounts it seems to work ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Laura
    30th July 2015

    I was so hoping to be able to join in with this one but sadly not. I did bake some wonderful blueberry muffins just after the closing date though so I was still inspired by the challenge! Fingers crossed I can enter in August.

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      Choclette
      30th July 2015

      Ah, I have a nice easy one planned for August Laura, so hopefully you’ll find time to join in.

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    Craig - The Usual Saucepans
    31st July 2015

    I can’t believe I forgot to add my link – I was so organised in doing the post as well! Oh well, great round up anyway, lots of ideas to try.

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      Choclette
      31st July 2015

      Ah sorry Craig. I had a feeling I’d seen one that was missing. I’ll add it in now.

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    Roz
    31st July 2015

    A fabulous roundup of recipes. That’s my baking sorted for this weekend!

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      Choclette
      1st August 2015

      Hehe, hope you create a veritable storm in the kitchen Roz ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emily
    31st July 2015

    Oh my! I need those cheesecake brownies in my life. I’ll have to get involved next month – not done this link up before xx

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      Choclette
      1st August 2015

      It’s a nice easy one this month Emily. It would be great to see an entry from you.

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    Dom
    31st July 2015

    fab fab fab round-up… I know when I first served them many people were a bit ‘eurgh… blueberries and chocolate!’ but they all seemed to disappear so I must have done something right!

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      Choclette
      1st August 2015

      It never occurred to me there was a problem with blueberries and chocolate before this. Would love to try one of your brownies Dom, they sound fab.

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    Rachel
    31st July 2015

    What a wide variety of blueberry and chocolate recipes! Clearly a very versatile combination of flavours. This is a lovely round up of delicious looking bakes, I can’t wait to try some ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Choclette
      1st August 2015

      Thanks Rachel. Lots of lovely things to try. Thanks for taking part.

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    the caked crusader
    2nd August 2015

    Blueberries are one of my favourite fruits to bake with, but I don’t think I’ve ever teamed them with chocolate before. So many yummy bakes here for inspiration!

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      Choclette
      4th August 2015

      Thanks CC, this combination came as a surprise to a lot of people, but thankfully everyone seemed pleased with it.

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    Glamorous Glutton
    2nd August 2015

    A lovely round up of blueberriness. Ass you know I made your blueberry and white chocolate flapjacks which went down a treat chez Glam.

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      Choclette
      4th August 2015

      Thanks GG, I’m so glad you made the flapjacks AND let me know about it ๐Ÿ™‚ A bloggers best reward is to have someone use their recipes and mostly one doesn’t have a clue if this ever happens.

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    Janice
    3rd August 2015

    What a lush round up, The Blueberry lemon and chocolate sponge looks particularly delicious.

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      Choclette
      4th August 2015

      Blueberry and lemon is a classic combination that I’ve only grasped quite recently. Can’t seem to get enough of it now. There’s a bake in the oven as I type.

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    ManjiriK
    14th August 2015

    Oooo I so want a slice of that banana chocolate bluberry bread with a steaming hot cuppa right now !

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